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From: Nadadur Mathavan (nadadur_at_erols.com)
Date: Fri Feb 20 1998 - 16:20:08 PST
Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha Dear Bhakti Bhagavathas: HH Srimad Srirangam Andavan has given His gracious blessings to His Thiruvadikals to start a non-profit service organization to nurture Sri Ramanuja Siddhantha in USA and other countries outside India. Accordingly, we are proud to announce the formation of Sri Ramanuja Mission Inc. The Mission has been registered in the state of MD and has filed for tax exemptions under IRS as a non-profit organization. As desired by HH, one of the primary objective of the Mission is to facilitate community out-reach programs for promoting the understanding of our Sri Vaishnava Sat Sampradayam established by Sri Ramanuja. As a starting point in fulfilling Missionsí objectives, the Missionís co-founder and President Sri U. Ve. Kannan Iyyangar, has started a discourse on Srimad Rahasya Thraya Sara on January 14, 1998. Sri U.Ve. Kannan Iyyangar 68, is a retired CPA of the Govt. of India. He had his early religious instructions in the Sri Ahobilam Sanskrit College, Maduranthakam and did Adhyayanam in Vedas and Nalaayira Divya Prabandham etc. He had Kalakshebam in Granta Chathushtayam (four holy works i.e., Sri Bhashya, Sri Gita Bhashya, Bhagavat Vishaya, and Srimad Rahasya Thraya Sara) under the holly feet of learned vidwans including, Puthankottagam Srinivasacharya, Melma Narasimhacharya, Thirukkoshitiyur Swami, Uthamur Swami, Maduranthgam Swami, and Karpangadu Swami. He did kalakshebam of Srimad Rahasiya Thraya Sara under the feet of HH Thirukudanthai Andavan (6 times) and under the feet of Thirukoshtiyur Swami (two times). Adiyen and Jaganath Bharadwaj are extremely fortunate in attending his kalakshepam along with other Bhagavathas. Those Bhagavathas residing in and around Washington metropolitan area interested in attending this Kalakshepam are welcome to join any time. The discourse is scheduled every Sunday 4 to 6 p.m. at his residence in North Potomac, MD. Please pass on this information to other Bhagavathas who would benefit from such a discourse. For directions please contact Sri. U.Ve Kannan Iyyangar at (301) 294-6206. The Mission plans to volunteer in conducting work shops, produce and distribute texts, tapes, and other materials on the works of acharyas like Sri Alavandar, Sri Ramanuja, Sri Vedantha Desika, and Sri Manavala Mamuni, through cooperative efforts of other service organizations. We are planning a few key initiatives in this regard. Bhagavathas interested in participating in such kainkaryams, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks. Sarvam Krishnarpanamasthu Dasan For Sri Ramanuja Mission, Inc.